Oklahoma’s economic outlook slips from 14th to 21st

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog
OKLAHOMA CITY – Is Oklahoma in the midst of good times and headed for better?
Or, are residents enjoying a strong economy, but standing on the verge of retrograde motion in competitiveness?
In the seventh annual assessment of economic competitiveness from the American Legislative Exchange Council, released Tuesday, the state garners [...]

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Innovative, unique, even revolutionary: Surgery Center of Oklahoma

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog

OKLAHOMA CITY — A free market alternative for public employees begun here has the potential to save taxpayers billions of dollars nationwide and revolutionize the way Americans pay for their health care.

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Once upon a time in Washington, a former POW remembered, and I listened

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

LONG MAY HE BE REMEMBERED: Retired Adm. Jeremiah Denton died last week.

By Patrick B. McGuigan | Watchdog.org
OKLAHOMA CITY – Jeremiah Denton spent eight years from 1965 until 1973 as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, including time in the “Hanoi Hilton.”
Hailed as a hero after his return to the U.S., the U.S. Navy aviator won Alabama’s 1980 U.S. Senate race. He was among the notable [...]

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Battle over e-cigs in OK getting lost in the weeds

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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As a new legislative week begins at the Oklahoma Capitol, proposals are advancing to clarify an idea that e-cigarettes cannot be sold to minors, already the policy for many businesses that sell vaping devices. In simplistic terms, at least, the disagreement is not over the question of sales to youth, although that comes up in most discussions of the new proposals.

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OK House takes up regulations on e-cigs

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Featured, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Bills under consideration in the Oklahoma House this week touch the use, and possible regulation, of electronic smoking devices.

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